In this Film Ireland podcast Gemma Creagh talks to award-winning screenwriter and story consultant Mary Kate O Flanagan.
Mary Kate O Flanagan was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up bi-lingual. She spent her teenage years in Denmark where she attended an international school. Since leaving school she has studied French, Italian and Biblical Hebrew and lived in Italy and London before returning to her native Ireland. Her experiences of living in different European countries informs her work with screenwriters across Europe. Her main work is in helping writers to write cinema stories that cross borders, while preserving their authentic voices. She spends two months a year in Los Angeles collaborating with her former teachers at USC. Mary Kate is a working writer who has won awards for her screenwriting projects and is a published short story writer and journalist.